The time of Aquarius is now! We noble souls born between January 20 and February 18 are the water bearers, pouring out rivers of inspiration upon the world. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac, our constellation rising in the southern sky between Capricorn and Pisces.
Consider the book. Not just what's written in it but the thing itself. It's a familiar object, usually composed of printed paper pages sewn or glued into a binding. Libraries, stores, homes, and public buildings are full of them.
In the hottest part of the summer in Japan, there is an old tradition of gathering a group of people into a large hall to share ghost stories. A hundred candles or lanterns light the hall, and a flame is blown out after each ghost story is finished.
Lazy beach days… rainbow sno-cones… flip-flops and sunglasses… wandering phantasms from beyond the grave… it's all part of your favorite season of fun in the sun!
'Tis the season for ghost stories! And hark, Robert Anderson from the Literature & Fiction Department and I are here to herald some of our favorite ones for your reading pleasure.
Happy 150th birthday, Los Angeles Public Library!
The Varrio Vamps and the Chulita Vinyl Club are two very cool female-centric crews who prove that cars and records are not just for guys. Whatever your interests or activities, it can be rewarding to join a club of like-minded people who share the work and the play—or start your own.